Hennock was inspired by my eldest daughter whilst sat on the platform of Staverton Station in Devon.
In an effort to get away from Ready to Run I chose 3mm scale to model this layout having previously exhibited a large Tri-ang TT layout. I hope the ramblings that all to frequently appear will be of use to you no matter what scale!
The track diagram shows a simple passing station with a couple of sidings. All track is PECO Hom-12mm gauge with turnouts operated by the wire in tube method. Control is provided by Gaugemaster HH with feedback.
Locos are mostly whitemetal kits running on etched chassis powered by Mashima 9/16 motors with Branchlines 40:1 gearboxes. Wheels are Markits with the latest 3mm Society products being introduced.
Coaches consist of Society 'B' Sets and coaches from etches by Worsley Works, Brynkits and 3SMR. A vast range of wagons are from the 3mm Society list with Finney and Smith providing the China Clay , Gunpowder and a few etched kits.
Hennock has appeared in Railway Modeller and Model Rail.
Please visit the links to the left - 3mm is the Premier Scale for modellers-


General view of Layout.The facia has since been varnished.

The Degree Inn

The Degree Inn
In recognition of my eldest Daughter's achievement. She is also the one who gave me the push to build the layout.

14XX and Autocoach

14XX and Autocoach
Shows Station building-based on Staverton.

Hennock Track Plan

Hennock Track Plan

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mixed Traffic-April 2014

 The latest edition of the 3mm Society magazine has at last arrived!
Some excellent colour photographs of our chosen scale are displayed of models and layouts from various members.Included are a couple of inspirations worth modelling by editor John Sutton and Bob Brown.
Getting to the worded content, in no particular order are articles from Tony Seal on the modification of the Eric Bruton memorial kit of an LMS Brake Van to a design mooted by the RCH in 1947.
Nigel Cullimore adapts three kits to build a GWR 2-8-0tank whilst Trevor LLoyd-Lee builds some stub turnouts.
Dave Hancock describes some useful items bought to furnish a beginners toolbox- helpfully advising on the suppliers details.This is something often omitted from articles that their inclusion would be of enormous help.
Paul Hopkins describes his layout, Modbury Torr, adapted from a 40th anniversary challenge. Sourced mainly from available items not necessarily 3mm in origin.
A thought provoking lesson on signalling is discussed by Ted
Boocock tries to make sure that our layouts have correct positioning of signals and that operation is prototypical.
The photo archive of Eric Bruton provides a rare view of Fell Diesel 10100 in revenue earning service and a studied view of 2P 40658 at Llandudno.
Loco Chassis Construction gives an insight into a proposed jig by Graham Shirley. He describes the pitfalls experienced and welcomes constuctive advice to the feasibilty of commercial viability.
Several items are described in 'Whats New' with a Blastpipe letter provoking discussion.
Add to this an encouraging couple of pages of adverts for new products and the latest issue is well up to the expected standard.
There is more thought provoking discussion contained within the accompanying Newsletter

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